I present to you a sample of small bird paintings 12.5cm x 17.5 cm created whilst on a 12 month European road trip.
It seems surreal painting Australian birds in Italy, France, Croatia and different European locations, but Aussie birds are my thing and as they say you have to follow your passion.
Having retired from corporate careers my husband and I have been doing what our friends call – “living the dream”. The agreement before we left home was that I could continue to paint.
We have spent the past 12 months travelling across Europe, pet sitting between destinations which has given me time to continue pursuing my love to paint Australian birds in oils.
Pet sitting is a wonderful way to travel. we have visited some amazing locations, met and developed friendships with wonderful people and looked after beautiful much loved pets including turtles, fish, ducks, goats, cats, dogs and horses.
Combining travel and oil painting can become tricky particularly when packing wet paintings into an already over stuffed car. Luckily I have a devoted husband who is committed to my passion – after hours of meticulous car packing practice he has excruciatingly solved the artwork packing quandry. The unpacking is another issue.
My small Australian Bird paintings are available via my web.